Dicker Data expanded the Internet of Things (IoT) partner portfolio to include user and device tracking providers Kontakt.io and Digital Matter, as announced by the company on September 21st, 2020.

The new distribution partnership will provide Dicker Data’s extensive partner base with access to a full range of GPS tracking and Bluetooth indoor tracking applications and devices. The company adds that the new appointment will strengthen the offering of IoT solutions.

“I’m pleased to welcome both Kontak.io and Digital Matter to Dicker Data,” saysDicker Data Chief Operating Officer Vlad Mitnovetski.

“Their offerings complement our IoT portfolio, boosting Dicker Data’s ability to deliver end-to-end IoT solutions.

“Our wide range of vendors, technical expertise, and in-depth understanding uniquely positions us as the distribution destination for IoT solutions in the Australian market.”

Digital Matter, a provider of GPS and IoT devices for asset tracking, agriculture, and fleet management industries, offers solutions focused on outdoor tracking applications using connectivity such as 2G, 4G, LTE-M, NB-IoT, LoRaWAN, and Sigfox.

Dicker Data removes the technical barriers in building and deploying IoT solutions. The company claims that its partner can co-sell Digital Matter solutions by taking cellular access from Dicker Data.

“We’re thrilled to be working with Dicker Data in the asset tracking and IoT space,” says Digital Matter business development director Stuart German.

“Dicker Data’s technical expertise aligns with Digital Matter’s commitment to innovation.”

“Asset tracking is one of the highest growth application segments for the Internet of Things, making this an exciting time to introduce our range of future-proofed LTE-M / NB-IoT hardware and white-label software as a recurring revenue business model.”

The strategic partnership will enable partners to deliver short-range indoor tracking devices using Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) devices.

The partner company, Kontak.io, provides location-aware cloud services and applications, making workplaces safer, reducing waste, and provides operational insights to the health system, corporate office, manufacturing units, and other set-ups.

There are existing vendors of the company, such as Cisco Meraki and Mist, to streamline connectivity and enable end-users to visualize the data via dashboards.

“The combination of Dicker Data’s IoT solution focus and Kontakt.io’s global leadership in IoT innovation creates the conditions for a perfect storm, one that can change the landscape of the Australian connected enterprise market,” says Kontakt.io CRO Rom Eizeberg.

“Together, we support the mission of simplifying IoT, removing obstacles to adoption and creating a path to value for a wide market spectrum of partners and end-users.”